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Abu Dhabi Heritage Village
Abu Dhabi Heritage Village

Abu Dhabi Heritage Village

Free admission
Heritage Village, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The Basics

Wander the pathways of the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village and see Bedouin palm-and-mud dwellings, learn about the falaj irrigation systems that were once used to cultivate crops, and see the artifacts at the small museum. Other attractions include a replica souk, a gift shop selling spices and souvenirs, and demonstrations of traditional crafts, such as spinning, metalworking, and pottery-making.

The village is included on most Abu Dhabi sightseeing tours, which typically include stops at other city landmarks such as the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. You can also pair a trip to the village with a city sightseeing tour or attractions such as Ferrari World and the Louvre Abu Dhabi.

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Full-Day Tour of Abu Dhabi City From Dubai, Day Trip with Guide

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Full-Day Tour of Abu Dhabi City From Dubai, Day Trip with Guide
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The trip was well planned and we got to see all the places of importance. We had an excellent tour guide who explained the history behind every monument. we got time to see at every place. The bus was very comfortable and the staff were very very courteous and helpful. This made our trip enjoyable and memorable. The pick up and drop facility was an added bonus considering Dubai traffic.
Sunitha_R, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Abu Dhabi

star-5
Excellent Tour
Joao_G, Oct 2021
Full-Day Abu Dhabi City Tour from Abu Dhabi
The tour began punctually. The car was clean and we had all support. We visited the "must see" points of Abu Dhabi, which would be quite difficult or at least a "just see" tour if we were by ourselves. Our guide was Benny, a very gentle guy who knows more than beautiful places, but also give tips and is able to talk about local history, economics, and culture at all. Definitely, I recommend this city tour.
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Solo in Abu Dhabi
jessii_p, Oct 2021
Full-Day Tour of Abu Dhabi City From Dubai, Day Trip with Guide
Amazing trip considering Abu Dhabi opened their boarders up to some travelers 1 week prior. Most places were closed due to covid, but were still able to get some photo ops at various places. The mosque was open & got amazing photos inside!
star-5
Benny was great!
Mark_B, Sep 2021
Full-Day Abu Dhabi City Tour from Abu Dhabi
We had a great experience with our guide Benny. Very personable and knowledgeable having the ability to answer any questions we there at him. He was proactive in reaching out to us before - giving us advice regarding current Covid restrictions and we ended up having no issues during our tour. I would highly recommend doing this type of tour if visiting.
star-5
I appreciate the fact that Viator were understanding and changed our tour.
Therese_F, Aug 2021
Abu Dhabi Day Tour From Dubai
We were not allowed in Abu Dhabi because our covid test had been held 3 days prior to our trip. However Viator changed our trip to the desert safari which was very enjoyable. Thank you for being flexible.
star-5
Deserves more than a 5 star
Charlene_G, Jul 2021
Full-Day Tour of Abu Dhabi City From Dubai, Day Trip with Guide
The entire trip was pleasant. The tour guide, Rafiq, was very nice and he gave us a ton of valuable information about Abu Dhabi and UAE in general. The bus was super clean. The sites that we went to were great. I would definitely recommend them.
star-5
Good day trip to abu dhabi
Azizjul_I, Oct 2021
Abu Dhabi Day Tour From Dubai
We had a day trip with Abdul to Abu dhabi. Was amazing, Abdul was a breath of fresh air and a amazing guide
star-5
Abu Dhabi owes me nothing
Carmelia_W, Oct 2021
Abu Dhabi City Tour Private
Abid Sohail was very informative, attentive and overall a great tour guide. Very polite and absolutely showed our group as much of Abu Dhabi you can see in one day. Best tour guide I've ever had.
star-5
Very polite and...
Varduhi_B, Oct 2021
Private Abu Dhabi Tour From Dubai
Very polite and knowledgeable guide, who is trying to tailor the tour according to your needs and preferences. Highly recommend this tour. Grand Mosque is a must to see experience.
star-5
Excellent Tour Guide
Winifred_A, Sep 2021
Private Abu Dhabi Tour From Dubai
Our tour guide Haroon was phenomenal. His amazing and very patience. He made sure we enjoyed our time gave us tour while driving and never rushed us. He was definitely informative. He made us feel save and educated us on a lot. Excellent tour guide.
star-5
Abdul was great and it was a lovely experience
Ashin_V, Sep 2021
Abu Dhabi Full-Day City Tour from Dubai
If one is short of time and would like to see Abu Dhabi in a day, the this trip is thoroughly advised. Carry enough liquids, sugar, snacks and sunscreen. Abdul our guide was brilliant and thoroughly prefessional.
star-5
The driver was very...
Nikos_Y, Sep 2021
Abu Dhabi Private City Tour
The driver was very polite . He arrived on time , he called one day before to arrange the pick up.We had a very nice tour.The palace is a very impressive place!
star-5
Must Do Trip
Sunitha_R, Oct 2021
Full-Day Tour of Abu Dhabi City From Dubai, Day Trip with Guide
The trip was well planned and we got to see all the places of importance. We had an excellent tour guide who explained the history behind every monument. we got time to see at every place. The bus was very comfortable and the staff were very very courteous and helpful. This made our trip enjoyable and memorable. The pick up and drop facility was an added bonus considering Dubai traffic.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Heritage Village is free to enter.

  • On-site amenities include basic restrooms and a gift shop.

  • While the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village is stroller-friendly, the site is not fully wheelchair accessible as some displays are located on soft sand.

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How to Get There

The Heritage Village is located next to the Marina Mall on the Corniche Breakwater. You can drive to the site by following the Corniche onto the breakwater—you'll see the village on your left. Alternatively, catch one of the number 32, 34, 33, or 11 buses, which run to Marina Mall from Abu Dhabi’s central bus station. Hop-on hop-off bus tours also stop nearby.

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When to Get There

The Heritage Village is open from mid-morning until early evening Saturday–Thursday, and from mid-afternoon until late at night on Fridays. The site gets crowded in the late afternoons (especially during the November–March peak season) so try and visit in the morning to avoid crowds and take advantage of cooler weather.

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What to do Nearby

The sandy beach just outside the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village is studded with traditional wooden fishing boats and offers spectacular views of the city’s skyscraper-framed Corniche. After visiting the beach and village, spend some time at the nearby Marina Mall, which is about a 15-minute walk away and boasts a variety of shops and cafés.

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Abu Dhabi Heritage Village